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EU tyre label: Wet grip

Truck tyres with a high wet grip rating will stop shorter on wet roads when full brakes are applied.

How is wet grip rated?

The EU rating focuses only on one aspect of wet grip – the wet braking performance of the tyre.

Wet grip is rated from A to F:
A = highest rating
F = lowest rating

Rating G is not used.

What the ratings mean

In an emergency situation, a few metres can make all the difference. Under full braking force, a set of A-rated tyres may stop up to 30% shorter than a set of F-rated tyres. For a typical truck driving at 80 km/h, that translates to a braking distance up to 25m shorter.*

Regardless of which tyres you choose, you should always observe the recommended stopping distances when driving.

*The calculation is based on a typical truck with semi-trailer operating at 40 tonnes GTW. Effects may vary according to the vehicle, driving conditions and test method adopted.

Label values shown are for illustrative purposes only. Values for a certain tyre line/size may vary.